Impaired drivers are a hazard—not only to themselves, but also to their passengers and other drivers.
Many factors can cause impaired driving, including drugs, alcohol and even severe fatigue. Whatever the
cause, it is important to report any suspected impaired drivers to the police by calling 911.
When you call, tell the operator you would like to report an impaired driver, and be sure to mention
all the details you can about the vehicle:
Make and Model
License Plate Number
Exact Location and Traveling Direction of the Vehicle
Type of Odd Behavior
The sooner you make the call, the less time that driver has to endanger others on the road.
Signs of Impaired Driving
Drinking alcohol in the vehicle
Failure to turn on headlights at night
Drifting, swerving or weaving
Illegal or sudden turning
Turning within an unusually wide radius
Nearly striking other cars or objects
Sudden or erratic braking
Driving with the face close to the windshield
Driving much slower than the posted speed limit
Driving in the middle of the road, or with the left tires on the centerline
Responding slowly to traffic signals
Tips to Prevent Impaired Driving
If you go out drinking, assign a designated driver (DD) for your group.
Call a rideshare or taxi service to get to and from a party that serves alcohol or drugs.
Let friends stay overnight if you can’t find them a sober ride home.1
Remember, drinking responsibly could save your life and the lives of your friends!